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3 weeks 1 day ago - 3 weeks 1 day ago #6784 by Blue-1
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My left perch is a little loose on my handlebar. From the drawing below, what keeps it tight?
What should I tighten on the perch to keep it tight on my handlebar
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I don't believe I have item #13 (wedge) installed. Could that be my problem? If so, where the heck does it go?

What am I missing?
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3 weeks 23 hours ago - 3 weeks 9 hours ago #6785 by Wobbly
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Could be 2 issues...

• First of all, what size are your bars ? The OEM bars are 22mm (0.866"), but a lot of the aftermarket bars are 7/8 inch (0.875") and there is a small, but significant size difference. On most bikes it doesn't make a difference due to the "clam shell" design for mounting levers and switches, but the BMW controls use the single pinch system which needs a very tight tolerance hole and bar. So if someone previously hammered on 7/8" bars, the hole in your controls could be stretched out.

• Item 13 sits in the crack on the inside of the "perch". As the 5mm screw tightens the perch up around the bar, the wedge is forced toward the center of the handlebar, acting to further tighten the grip the perch has on the bar. The only way to see if you have the wedge is to completely slide the perch off the bar. They are lost very easily, so it's easy to imagine your's aren't there.

Hope this helps.

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3 weeks 22 hours ago - 3 weeks 22 hours ago #6790 by Blue-1
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Thank you for your reply.

I just measured my bars with a digital caliber, 21.97mm.

Ok, after taking the switch part off my perch I found a larger allen screw on the backside that holds the two perch sides together. Duh!

I don't know how I missed that. Maybe because everything back there is black, I had poor light, and my eyes are almost 70 years old! None the less, I found it, tightened it and the perch is holding tight on my handlebars. I believe it's screw, item #4. That's exactly what I was looking for.
At this point the perch is nice and tight, so I'm not going to pursue checking up on the possible missing wedge. I just replaced the switch part/cable of the perch and still have 7 or 8 wires to hook-up inside the headlight bucket. It's over a 100º in my garage! Arr, what a pain-in-da-butt. Got to love Las Vegas!

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3 weeks 22 hours ago - 3 weeks 22 hours ago #6793 by Wobbly
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• Those are correct 22mm bars then.

• Correct. There is a single, black SHCS from the front. It requires a 4mm Allen hex key. It's the same for both lever perches.

It was already 78°F this morning at 8am when my wife and I went for our exercise walk. The cows were already under the trees trying to cool off. It topped out today in the mid-90's here in green, rural Georgia. I'm having to take all my rides at 7am so I can be back by 9am. I agree, this is miserable.

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